your Super have the Pits or Flakes?
your Supersensitive Snare Drum has the pits or flakes?
Well, I'm sad to say there is absolutely nothing you
can do to the shell to get rid of them.
as the bearer of bad news I should at least give you
a little more information. Your Super is pitting because
the metal that Ludwig used and the process of chroming
did not work.
is what a shell looks like with the pits. Click on the
red circle to see a close-up of the shell.
photo courtesy O-Lugs and
is a Supraphonic not a Supersensitive
is happening is the chrome is peeling from the shell.
So the best you can do is just leave it alone and live
with it. The other two alternatives will change the
value and one will cost more then what the drum is actually
many people remove, sand or scuff the chrome and paint
the shell with spray paint or powder coat. This will
change the sound of your drum, how much depends on the
finish you apply.
other options involves taking it to a professional re-chromer
to remove the finish and apply new chrome to the shell.
I guess if you play the drums and have chroming shop
it will be worth it to you, but for the majority this
is not an option.
if you have a drum and you think it is brass and you
see just one pit, it is not brass. Brass shell drums
do not pit.
are however Ludwig Supersensitives that are not brass that
also do not have any pits to the shells.